There was a similar post on this issue but its very old and had few responses. I am hoping that I can get some good insight. I am 26 and in my 1st year of a PsyD program. I am considering switching to psychiatry instead. I am not comfortable with the limitations of a psychologist and the several patient needs for which I would have to refer out to neurologists or psychiatrists. As a psychiatrist, I would still be able to conduct psychotherapy but with the option of psychopharmological treatment methods as well. I'm also worried about the demand for psychologists in a healthcare-driven economy considering they cannot administer meds and LPCs and the like can do counseling. Aside from my age and already being in a PsyD program, here are the other problems: I have a BA in psychology and only took one science course (chemistry). Any suggestions for making such a transition (post-bacc. science courses, med school acceptance, course/time of progression) and how it is viewed in the medical community (switching from social science to natural science, leaving PsyD program)? I really appreciate any constructive feedback or guidance.